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NesQuik and Gatorade shine at DrinkPak '99

Aseptic filling of Nestle U.S.A.'s NesQuik and Quaker Oats' Gatorade were two of the hot topics on the agenda at this December conference.
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Which vodka are you?

Vodka bottle decoration combines acid etching and ACL printing.
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Plastic appeals to aseptic packers

Several speakers who are bullish on the future of aseptic filling of plastic bottles dotted the program at DrinkPak ’99, held Dec. 1-3 in Orlando and sponsored by Ryder Associates and Future-Pak Conferences (Appleton, WI).
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Fragrance is capped with a hard heart

The injection-molded red heart adorning the cap on Yves Saint Laurent’s new Vice Versa® eau de toilette bottle is as attention-grabbing as a closure component can be.
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PEF now managed by PMMI

“To more efficiently raise and distribute funds for worthy university packaging programs,” is one reason cited by Jim Scott, president of the Packaging Education Forum, as the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute assumes management of PEF.
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Robotics is hot

Third-quarter statistics show that the North American robotics industry is having its best year ever, says the Robotics Industries Assn. (Ann Arbor, MI).
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Joico plays with color

Los Angeles-based Joico Laboratories has revamped the packaging of its hair-care line to keep up with the times and to promote ease of use.
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A mark of maturity for materials marketplaces

Internet-based marketplaces for materials used in packaging have come a long way since their inception. This month we’ll focus on two sites that packagers and converters can use to purchase plastics and paper.
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Communicating: Still a challenge in 21st-century technologies

We may have successfully overcome some of the minor inconveniences caused by the calendar rollover into 2000, but many of us still struggle with the many ways technology lets us communicate with each other.
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FDA proposes trans fat nutrition labeling

In a move that could lead to significant changes in nutrition labeling requirements, FDA proposed the amount of trans fatty acids, or trans fat, be included in the nutrition facts panel on food labels.
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Biotech labeling and public hearing

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-OH, introduced a bill requiring mandatory labeling of all food products developed from or containing ingredients derived from biotechnology.
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California untaxes returnables

California has removed the sales tax from the rental of reusable pallets and containers in the agriculture industry, thereby granting reusables the same tax status as disposable pallets and corrugated boxes.
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Blister pack holds medical dosing device

Safe-T-Dose is an unusual dispensing product that becomes part of the package it’s inserted into to make it easy to dispense exact doses of liquid medicines without spills.
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Food pasteurization facility planned for late 2000

SteriGenics Intl. (Memphis, TN) expects a new “state-of-the-art” X-ray food pasteurization plant to be operational in Bridgeport, NJ, by the fourth quarter of this year.
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Mystery of the missing PMNs

The FDA and the pharmaceutical industry are both scratching their figurative heads over packaging suppliers’ apparent hesitancy to use the agency’s new 120-day packaging approval program.

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